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Barrichello to get gearbox grid penalty 03 Apr 2009

Rubens Barrichello (BRA) Brawn Grand Prix BGP 001.
Formula One World Championship, Rd 2, Malaysian Grand Prix, Practice Day, Sepang, Malaysia, Friday, 3 April 2009

Brawn GP’s Rubens Barrichello has been handed a penalty by the Sepang race stewards after his car needed a new gearbox following Friday practice for this weekend’s Malaysian Grand Prix. Barrichello will drop five places on the grid as a result of the change.

The Brazilian covered 22 laps in the morning to finish fourth and completed a further 37 laps on his way to sixth in the timesheets in the afternoon, without suffering any noticeable problems in his BG001.

This season the regulations state that gearboxes must last four race weekends.